This year marks 25 seasons in 25 years for PBS’ Arthur, the longest-running animated series in history. In wake of this milestone, the adventurous aardvark will be featured in a special-edition marathon, which will broadcast almost all 250 episodes of the show and movie specials back-to-back. The marathon will begin on Feb. 16, airing on the PBS Kids 24/7 channel and streaming on the PBS Kids YouTube channel. On Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. ET, four new episodes will air, serving as the series finale.
While it certainly won’t be a “wonderful kind of day” leaving Arthur and his friends behind, PBS is promising a new crew of critters for kids to fall in love with in a new program, Work it out Wombats!
Produced by GBH Kids and Pipeline Studios, Work it out Wombats! tells the story of three energetic marsupial siblings named Malik, Zadie, and Zeke. Targeted at kids ages 3-6 years old, the show aims to teach preschoolers computational thinking skills through the characters’ adventures in Treeborhood.
Kids can get excited about encounters with wombats, snakes, moose, kangaroos, and other kinds of residents living in Treeborhood. Each brings a variety of different skills that the marsupial siblings will adopt in their many projects and obstacles.
Work it out Wombats! is set to premiere early next year on PBS Kids. In the meantime, kids can enjoy the host of other programs airing on PBS Kids throughout the year.